Debut year for thirdgeneration Bonneville
One of 16,906 Bonneville twodoor hardtops made in 1961
Correct optional 303 HP, BBcode 389 CID V8 engine with 4 bbl. carb, 10.25:1 compression and dual exhausts
315 Pontiac Super HydraMatic automatic transmission
White exterior with Chocolate, Ivory and CopperBeige seats in a Fawn interior (code 251)
Vintage airconditioning, power steering, power drum brakes
AM tube radio
Finned, factory eightlug alloy wheels
Full set of original T3 headlights
Shunning the tailfins and excess chrome of the late 1950s, GM styling headed in a fresh, clean direction in the early 1960s under thennew head stylist William L. Mitchell. From its quad headlights to its two pairs of triple taillights and slim roof pillars, this Pontiac was no exception. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this 1961 Pontiac Bonneville Bubbletop Sports Coupe. This example is equipped with theBBcode, high compression 303horsepower, 389 CID V8 engine with a fourbarrel carburetor and theSuper HydraMatic automatic transmission.
Built in GMs Wilmington, Delaware factory. The Bonneville is finished in white and the paint and trim are in overall excellent order, with a few minor blemishes visible upon close inspection. The cars bodywork is sold and straight, the engine bay is very tidy, the battery appears new and the cars chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body and look fantastic. Note that the drivers sideview mirror is mounted atop the front fender, not to the drivers door or at the drivers Apillar. Car is equipped with a full set of original T3 headlights.
This Bonneville rolls on Kelly Explorer whitewall radials, size 215/75R14 at all four corners. Each tire surrounds a unique, factory finned, eightlug alloy wheel, which aids in cooling the drum brakes. The wheels are in great shape while the tires in are in very good order.
Under the hood is the correct BBcode, high compression 303horsepower, 389 CID V8 engine with a fourbarrel carburetor that puts out a 10.25:1 compression ratio and it breathes via dual exhausts. Mated to this Pontiac powerhouse is a Super HydraMatic automatic transmission. Driver convenience features include vintage airconditioning, power steering and power drum brakes.
Inside, the car features a Fawn interior (code 251) with reupholstered Chocolate, Ivory and CopperBeige front and rear bench seats. The seats (with center folddown armrest in back) are in overall great shape but there are blemishes on the passenger side rear side at the top of the seatback, near the rear radio speaker. The corresponding Fawn carpet is in satisfactory order while the threespoke, woodrimmed steering wheel lends a sporting flair and looks great. The inner door panels are in satisfactory shape while the instrument panel is in very good condition. Completing the interior is a factory tube AM radio that functions but does not pull any channels clearly due to inoperable exterior antenna. The blower motor for the heat is functional and blows hot air.
The Bonneville remained Pontiacs costliest and most luxurious model throughout the 1960s and was instrumental in pushing Pontiac to third place in sales from 1962 to 1970.
The distinctive protruding grille made its appearance on all Pontiac products during the early 1960s and was a modern revival of a similar appearance on Pontiac products during the 1930s and early 1940s, as demonstrated on the Pontiac Torpedo.
The Bonneville differed from its lesser Catalina and Star Chief counterparts by featuring more luxurious interior trim with upgraded cloth and Morrokide vinyl or expanded Morrokide upholstery in sedans and coupes, expanded Morrokide in Safari wagons and genuine leather seating in convertibles. Bonnevilles (with the exception of Bonneville Safari station wagons) were also (along with Star Chiefs) built on a longer wheelbase version of GMs BBody. Also found in the Bonneville were instrument panels and door panels with walnut veneer trim, carpeted lower door panels, grab bar on the passenger side of the dash and courtesy lights and a rear arm rest. The twodoor hardtop was marketed as the Sports Coupe.
Bonneville models were standard equipped with HydraMatic (through 1964) automatic transmissions. Other options included power steering and power brakes as well as air conditioning. Other popular options included power windows, power seats, radio, cruise control, and eightlug aluminum wheels that included integral brake drums for improved stopping power. The Bonneville also had more powerful standard V8 engines than other fullsized Pontiacs including the 389 CID or 400 CID V8s with fourbarrel carburetors such as this example.
Competition to this Pontiac in 1961 included Buicks Invicta Coupe, Dodges Polara Coupe, the DualGhia L, Mercurys Meteor 800 Coupe and Oldsmobiles 98 Holiday Coupe.
If youre a fan of GMs early 1960s big Bbodies, you owe it to yourself to stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and check out this Pontiac Bonneville Bubbletop, an example of GMs golden period of styling, engineering and power.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 61,572 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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